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what to do with state prisoners released early? that was the topic at a community meeting in vallejo. why solano county officials say a new program can help exconvicts step away from a life of crime. >> reporter: tempers flared during the question and answer part of the proposed day reporting center meeting in vallejo >> it's a burden on the
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services the city has, it's a burden on the people who are already afraid to go out of their houses. >> reporter: resident sam objects to the county's plan to create a central hub for felons. the center will serve up to 75 exconvicts who lived in vallejo prior to serving their sentences. the probation department would oversee the center where felons will receive job search training, therapy, and educational services. >> we have to break the sickle. we can't -- psyche cycle. we can't keep locking them up. >> reporter: the program will lower vallejo's recidivism rate, currently at about 35%. supervisor barbara agrees >> they're no longer going to be out and about. >> reporter: other residents also support the plan which would be funded by the state
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>> my sister was a felon. they need job training and education. >> reporter: the board of supervisors will next discuss and possibly vote on the propose the project at its december 4th meeting. if approved, county officials say the day reporting center could open as early as february. thee popular san francisco -- three popule san francisco -based ride sharing are being investigated for not having enough insurance and not enrolling drivers in controlled substance and alcohol testing programs. regulators compared the companies to taxi services. but the ride-share people argue they simply help people with cars connect with people who need rides. they are also the target of a class action lawsuit
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filed by san francisco taxi drivers. they say the service is taking fares away. the cleanup and preparations are in full-swing tonight in daly city after a mountain of mud buried part of the neighborhood there early tuesday. it happened when a pipe burst and washed a huge chunk of hillside onto a city street. with rain in the forecast, residents are using bails of hey and bulldozers to shore up the hill. >> we're making sure the work we've done is doing its job to protect the residents and the neighborhood, not causing any adverse mud flows or what have you. >> i think right now, it's not stabilized because of the sink hole. >> crews spent much of the day digging a trench. they hope that will divert any runoff from the coming rain. this is not the first time this neighborhood has been hit
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by a mudslide. jr stone was in daly city. >> my thought was 12 years ago. but this is scary . >> reporter: she lives around 100 feet from hillside park. she's worried because this is not the first time that there have been problems here. in fact, tonight we have the video to prove it. 12 years ago, there was another mudslide at which time we talked with her father who has since passed but was more than shocked by what happened in 2000. >> when i saw this, wow! >> reporter: patrick sweetland who we also talked with 12 years ago says back in 2000 the mudslide happened because the reservoir overflowed. this time a pipe connected to it broke >> this is the first time we have had a situation this
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catastrophic. >> reporter: workers spent wednesday cleaning up the mess in hopes they can redirect future rainfall to the storm drains before it washes dirt back into the street. her no. 1 skrn the safety of her -- concern is the safety of her family, neighborhoods, and home. >> i don't know what's going to happen for the next three or four years. it's pretty close, and i have three kids to worry about, and our lives. >> reporter: those who live in this area will also 28 you about a mudslide that uponed in the 1980s -- that happened in the 1980s. that's three mudslides in 30 years. big changes coming to the weather too as we head into tomorrow. the chance of rain going to increase. but mostly it's going to move in on friday. mostly the cloud cover is still well offshore. here is the system that's going to be affecting us down to the south. it's pulling in some subtropical
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moisture. that's going to continue to stream into the bay area through the overnight hours. partly cloudy and mild conditions tomorrow morning. mostly cloudy and cool conditions tomorrow afternoon. and as we head into the evening, there's a chance of spotty rain late in the evening, but mainly the rain is going to be moving in on friday. details on that, plus more storms on the way this weekend, coming up 789 . president obama held his first news conference since being reelected. he talked about everything from the looming fiscal cliff to the scandal that brought down david petraeus. >> i hear you have some questions for me. >> reporter: at a press conference where president obama wanted to focus on plans for the next four years, the first question arose from the past few days. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president said his former cia chief's abrupt resignation following the exposure of an extra marital affair was based on a personal decision. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that
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classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: next topic, the looming fiscal cliff where tax hikes and spending cuts kick in in the beginning of the year unless congress strikes a deal. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. >> we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: the tone from capitol hill is mixed. >> the elections are over with, and this is an opportunity for us to turn the page. that means to the president of the united states has got to lead. >> reporter: mr. obama maintained his ideas for tackling budget problems are what earned him another term. >> i think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate. and the majority of voters agreed with me. and david petraeus will
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testify on the terrorist attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. am four people were killed. there had been some question about whether he would testify after he resigned friday. senator diane feinstein says he could appear before the senate intelligence committee as early as friday. we're learning that the fbi agent responsible for triggering this whole investigation into petraeus is frederick humphreys ii. he was reportedly approached by a friend, florida socialite jill kelly about unanimous threatening e-mails that she was getting. they turned out to be from paula broadwell, petraeus's biographer and his mistress at the time. later in this broadcast, alex smith, is he going to play monday? we have a good answer. and one of the great swimmers of all-time announces, hey, she's coming to the bay area! but she does it on youtube!
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san rafael police are searching for a prowler. he entered the apartment of two women's home on the 800-block of playa del rey. he was confronted by the two women. one called the police. the man ran away after being injured. toyota is recalling 2.5 million prius cars worldwidt could result in faulty steering and a water pump problem. the cars could be damaged and might not be able to switch into hybrid mode if they are not fixed. 670,000 of the cars were sold in the u.s. toyota is planning to notify owners by mail next month. and this is toyota's second major recall in
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bay area home prices are up for a sixth straight month. and that brings the median price to $416,000, counting all nine bay
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area counties. there were 7,800 homes sold last month. up more than twenty%. >> reporter: a view of the oakland skyline from a balcony in the master bedroom. lots of architectural details are eye-catching in this home. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, and a number of amenity, it's $580,000. compared to other neighborhoods, it's a steal. that's why many are flocking here from pricier areas. >> less than they're paying rent in the city now and have four times the space. >> reporter: the neighborhood is becoming more gentriified. >> they are not trying to completely change what makes oakland great. and so in that sense, it's just bring think a little bit of a different flavor.
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as long as we can keep that diversity within the city, i think it's going to work out in the end. >> reporter: the real estate economy is doing very well. although prices have gone up, interest rates are pushing sales along faster. david winkler says over the last year, there's been a 24% increase in sales. many are moving to nobe for a better deal. >> they saved about $12,000 a year in payment by living in emeryville and not san francisco. >> reporter: a house like this won't last long on the market. change is coming to the forecast as we head into tomorrow. it doesn't look like they're going to see rain tomorrow. if we do, it'll be very late in the evening. but we're definitely going to see more cloud cover and cooler temperatures. the rain continues to move in friday morning, and another round of showers into saturday. and more rain expected later in the
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weekend. satellite and radar pictures showing some increasing cloud cover out there right now. the storm is it still sitting well down to the south. our storms come up from the north typically. but this is a rare instance. here it is. of you can also you can also see some subtropical moisture getting pulled into this. we're going to be seeing rain, doesn't look like tomorrow, but into friday. futurecast shows a few showers into the 8:00 hour, but this is the only model i've seen showing rain this early. by 10:00, i think that could be the earliest we'll actually see rain for tomorrow evening. overnight, that's when the rain is really expected to pick up. rain by the 2:00 hour, fairly widespread, spotty showers into the 5:00 hour. this is friday morning, and it will continue into friday afternoon. let's take a look at temperatures out the door tomorrow morning. warmer because we'll have some more cloud cover. so we'll be in the 40s and low 50s. into the afternoon, we'll see
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temperatures cooler than today because of the cloud cover in the 60s. a look at your extended forecast, the rain coming in really overnight friday, lasting through the day on friday into saturday, another round of rain early sunday morning. and it looks like the wet weather is going to stay with us into next week as well. when voters approved proposition 30, a lot of people thought the talk of tuition increases at the university level would be off the table. and that might be true for this year. but kron4's dan kerman says it is still a possibility for next year. >> motion, all in favor? >> aye. >> reporter: the uc regent's finance committee okayed a framework for the 2013/2014 school year.
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governor brown told the regents, that's unlikely. >> the state would have to increase its general fund commitment to the university 12% every year. that's very unlikely to happen. so you really are proposing tuition increases. >> reporter: officials say without the money or only a portion of tthe university will have to change -- of it, the university will have to change its plans by putting programs in construction or finding ways to raise additional revenue. >> it's a movie i've seen before. and i know how it ends. i don't want to be part of it. >> reporter: lieutenant governor gavin newsom ended up being the lone vote against it. >> tell be more revenue and tuition hikes. i'm concerned about that because the magnitude of that tuition increase is not in-- not insignificant. >> reporter: we won't know if
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tuition will need to be increased until next summer when the budget is approved. only then will they know how much revenue they're going to need to generation through tuition increases and other cuts. retail sales fell in october for the first time in four months. the census bureau is reporting a 3% drop for last month. car dealers, furniture, electronics, hardware store, all saw a drop. but sales at grocery stores and gas stations are up. that is believed partly because of super storm sandy. alex smith takes another step toward being able to play, and the warriors' former coach makes a triumphant return to oakland. [ female announcer ] welcome one and
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don nelson hall of fame night in oakland for the first time since being inducted into the hall. at a warrior game, honored at halftime. and from the hall-of-famer nelson to zaza pachulia. part of the atlanta hawks who are in town tonight. he needed stitches and lived to tell about it.
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harrison barnes, a rookie, his best effort to date, 19 points and 13 rebounds. seth curry floated one up with the offhand. when it counted he came through. and the warriors win tonight, 4-4, 92-88 they defeat the hawks of atlanta. santa clara's kevin roster broke kirk ram ise two years ago, he was cut by the new york mets. tonight, r.a. dickey is the cy young award winner in the national league for the new york mets! 38 years of age, he's the first knuckleballer in history to win the award. clayton kershaw, the dodgers second. washington gio gonzalez finished third. and price of tampa bay won the american league cy young award. david price winning the al cy.
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all signs point toward alex smith starting versus chicago on monday night. he was on the field today wearing a "don't touch me" jersey. he passed all his concussion tests. and he says i'm feeling pretty good. >> just going along in the process right now. nothing has been decided. this is a long process. doing what they tell me, and moving along. contact obviously i think is the final straw. but yeah, i was able to go out there today and had the black jersey on me which was a little redundant. but i felt good out there. >> and the 49ers are off sunday because the game is on monday. an extra day for smith to get ready. san jose, sports hall of fame, welcomed in four new members. brandy chastain, steve barcowski areas, and roger --
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and willy t. ribs. he broke the indianapolis 500 color barrier in 1991. he's always ready to go. we asked is there a comeback in him? >> no, gary. i'm not llcool-j. [ laughter ] >> i'm not making a comeback. >> okay, thank you ! so you have the driving out of your blood? >> well, yeah. i'm 57 years old now. once you get that age, it's prune juice and viagra. >> how is the viagra working? >> oh, like a forklift. [ laughter ] >> you can't go wrong talking viagra and forklifts. one of the stars of the olympic games will be attending cal >> my name is missy franklin, and i know signing to be a cal golden bear and swim on the women's swim team next year as a
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freshman. i'm so excited that i'm signing! and i literally cannot wait to be a part of cal! if you can't tell! [ laughter ] >> yes, and there it is. four gold medal, a bronze. missy franklin, coming to cal!
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